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SOJ students participate in EcoCar Challenge Finals this month

West Virginia University’s EcoCAR team is participating in the Year Two EcoCar Challenge Finals in Yuma, Ariz. and San Diego from May 17 to 27.

WVU students from the College of Engineering and the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism will compete against 15 North American universities for the Year Two title.

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Harrison challenges SOJ graduates to identify and embrace their "punctuation points"

Sometimes it’s the advice that people don’t want to hear that inspires them to greatness.

Harrison, who delivered the keynote address at the School of Journalism’s 2010 May Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, told students that this revelation “punctuated” his life and allowed him to capitalize on new opportunities. Harrison is now the chairman and chief executive officer of Diversified Agency Services, the world’s largest group of marketing services companies. A division of the Omnicom Group, DAS has more than 5,000 worldwide clients and annual revenues of almost $5 billion.

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SOJ reaccredited by national council

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications has voted unanimously to reaccredit the undergraduate programs at the WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism.

ACEJMC is the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities. It accredits 113 programs in the United States, including one at a university outside the country.

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Thecourier.com in Findlay, Ohio, seeks online editor

The editor at The Courier in Findlay, Ohio, is hiring and online editor. The position will be responsible for www.thecourier.com. The ideal candidate will advance the current Website, with particular emphasis on routinely adding video.

The opening is immediate. The starting salary is expected to be in the low $30s.

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Springfield Business Journal seeks page designer/photographer

Springfield Business Journal, an award-winning weekly niche publication in southwest Missouri, is seeking an editorial photographer and page designer. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and expertise in typography is preferred. Quality of subject photography is emphasized. The position offers competitive pay and benefits, including health, life and 401(k). Send résumé and photo/design samples by May 14 to Eric Olson, editor, eolson@sbj.net or PO Box 1365, Springfield, MO 65801.

Laying out the paper and taking photographs for stories are the chief concerns. This involves: creating dummies each week for the paper, thus determining page count and general ad placement; filing press run orders with the printer; typesetting and placing images; scheduling, photographing, and preparing images for stories; producing other graphics (charts, graphs, illustrations); correcting proofed pages; creating concepts and mock pages to improve the aesthetics of the paper each week; and working with the editors and reporters to create and hone coverage ideas. The bulk of these processes is impacted by the suggestions and criticism of the rest of the staff, just as the rest of the staff expects the same for the designer/photographer. Additionally, the designer/photographer archives text and images and supplies the online reporter with the text and images sized for the Web site.

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